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FOR OVERSEAS PILOTS
I offer a choice of 2 Tecnam aircraft for flight training on a regular basis:
A Tecnam P2008LSA registered NEW in New Zealand in March 2013.I purchased this aircraft new specifically for use as a 2 place trainer for Private, Commercial and Microlight licences.
My rationale for buying new was that I wanted access to 21st century technology. I accept that machines designed for a 10 year life and still in service 50 years later have done well - but for me are equivalent to renting a 1974 Ford Cortina. Of course I had to accept that my "wants" involved a much larger capital investment and associated costs than buying a legacy machine.
Having toured extensively in light aircraft I also wanted a machine with good cross country capability equipped to make life easy! The Tecnam P2008LSA meets all my requirements.
The P2008LSA has a wide bodied 2 seat carbon fibre fuselage with ample luggage space and is powered by a 100hp Rotax 912ULS engine. It is equipped with twin Dynon Skyview 1000 glass cockpit panels which include moving map GPS and controls for the mode S/ADSB transponder. It is fitted with an Icom radio with "dual" frequency function. This enables one frequency to be monitored whilst working another - very useful when going to controlled aerodromes.
It is registered as a Special Category - Light Sports Aircraft in accordance with "part 91". It has its own specific maintenance program and the lead maintenance contractor is Northland Aviation, based at Whangarei.
Link to Dan Johnson Video report from Oshkosh Link to Dynon Skyview introduction video